Painter and teacher, born in Dunoon, Argyll, who studied at Glasgow School of Art, gaining his diploma in drawing and painting, 1966. He won the Newbery Medal, 1966; a post-diploma scholarship, 1966–7; and a Landscape Scholarship from RA, 1967. Taught at Rothesay Academy, Bute, 1968–75; Dunoon Grammar School, Argyll, 1975–8; was art advisor, Tayside Region Education Authority, Perty, 1978–96, then returned to painting full-time. He was president and secretary of the Scottish Association of Advisors in Art and Design; a member of the curriculum award panel of the National Society for Education in Art and Design; and a lecturer and demonstrator for Scottish Arts Council. Exhibitions included Ainscough Contemporary Art.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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